Mario Avila studied drawing, painting, set design, and lighting at the Art Students League NYC and received a BFA in graphic design from Parson’s School of Design (The New School). After many years of working as a creative director for design firms and ad agencies nationwide, Mario and his wife moved to Boston and founded Mario Avila Design, a boutique studio specializing in brand development, print, and interactive design both for nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Their work has won numerous awards, most recently the Best of New England (BONE) 2013 AIGA award, the PINE Pinnacle Award of Excellence 2013, and U360 Design Competition 2013 award. Mario has exhibited personal fine art work in South and North America. Currently, he is working on a series of projects exploring the medium of photography.